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have seen the wall at the base. >> the big steel beams with the fence. this is an effective way of preventing the rock that does fall from causing damage. that might protect the bottom of the hill but it doesn't do anything over the hill. >> it has long been my understanding that the city of san francisco says and the building department takes this position that there is no one buildable lot -- unbuildable lot. i wonder if this is realistic. >> if money is an issue, we can develop solutions that will mitigate the impact. that a solution can be eliminating the hill, that can eliminate the problem. or build a structure right into the hill so there is no longer an exposed face or bold enough of iraq together so that it acts as a big buttress to prevent further movement. -- or hold enough of the rock together so that it acts as a big buttress. we are allowing the wall of the building to act as a retaining structure. there was a time when we did not get any. there was an epic one before in 1982. we brought with us and rainfall charge. >> you were saying that this is somehow correlate
has been under enormous pressure to lean out its menu. today big changes for southeast biggest chains in the country. 19 of them are adding healthier options to their children's menus. burger king, chilies and dennys are introducing a new program. burgers and fries won't be eliminated. >> if stead of pitch french tries we pitch apples, broccoli, salads. >> what about mcdonald's? mcdonald's is absent from today's announcement but says it is committed to balance menu options. >>> people around the bay area aren't having to crank the ac this week because the cooler weather has settled in happen our chief meteorologist joins with a look at how long we can expect these mild temps to stick around. in the east bay it was cool. i was wearing a hoodie. >> as far south as gilroy and morgan hill with temperatures averaging ten to 25 degrees below average in some cases. today, for example, walnut creek only 67. you should have 87 this time the year. not only that in the morning hours we've been starting off with foggy drizzle it's accumulated to .11, san francisco .04. so here's the onshore flow,
:05, happening as we speak, a big sink hole on highway 87 in san jose. that's right along the southbound side of the highway near west virginia street. work crews are out there and so is ktvu tara moyarti but what's the very latest? >> workers workers will not continue work until engineers arrive. we had to move because it was simply too dangerous. you can see where they've blocked out one southbound lane of 87 on the left and then one lane of alma avenue on the right. the sink hole is about 30 feet wide. there's a big gap underneath the median. now caltrans discovered the problem tuesday. they came out. they poured some gravel. sort of a band aid fix. and last night they compressed the gravel and found it sank. you can see where the concrete is exposed now. there's a huge crack running up and down on that roadway. they shutdown some lanes on the freeway. we are close to west virginia street. just to give you an idea where we are on 87. crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sink hole. damage is pretty extensive. the highway seems to be moving up. right now let's check i
here you can see the sinkhole is pretty big, about 30 feet across and you can actually put your hand underneath the median there and it will come out on the other side. it is -- it has forced crews to shut down one lane of highway 87 southbound in the alma avenue on-ramp. caltrans discovered the problem tuesday, they came out, they poured some gravel and then last night they compressed that gravel and found that it sunk about a foot below the earth's surface and you can see where that concrete is exposed, all the cracks there. so they shut down some lanes on the freeway at 9:00 last night. we are close to west virginia street just to give you an idea of where we are on 87, and again one southbound lane is closed as is the alma avenue off-ramp. but the on-ramp from 280 is open and crews are expected to be out here all morning repairing the sinkhole so you definitely want to avoid this area. we would suggest using south alma avenue to -- expressway to 87 or also take monterey road as well and cut across to west capitol expressway to 87th. live in san jose, i'm tara moriarty, ktvu chann
this big commotion about him. >> there was plenty to say. ye died last week after the fishing boat erik cap sized with 43 on board in the sea of cortez. seven remain missing. three from the bay area. ye, a confirmed casualty. >> he was a workaholic. he wasn't sure. we said this is a the trip of a lifetime. you need to go you will be with your friend. >> outside the memorial service, bruce talked about visiting the site of his father's death in mexico and talking with one of the fishermen who was with his father as they escaped the sinking boat. >> it was helpful for him to tell the story of how my father lasted 15 hours on a cooler. >> that fisherman. mike ying told the son, he succumbed to exhaustion beef help arrived. >> he was a strong man. dedicated to his family. we gave it our all. so, unfortunate, that i have to be here for his funeral. >> while there was some closure for ye's family. other families await word of their loved one's fate. the family attended ye's memorial. yesterday the coast guard told families it was calling off the search. friends of the men are upset with the decis
called the president saturday and ended their talks on the so-called big deal to cut the debt by $4 trillion over a decade which he said the two men had been discussing since january. a republican source close to the negotiations says despite the smiles, the meetings are producing little progress at this point. >> that was chip reid reporting. the white house said he did not leave that meeting abruptly. >>> it's not clear what exactly will happen in the event the debt debate is not resolved but we may be getting a taste from the state of mine minute right now. that -- state of mine minute right now. -- minnesota. the state parks are closed, the lottery is idle, the highway rest stops are off limits and 22,000 workers have been laid off without pay. but the effects of mine ---- minnesota's government shutdown have been more profound on this street. >> i'm mad. >> reporter: sharon runs a daycare center here and worries if she will have her monthly state subsidy to keep it running. >> we don't turn our backs on our kids. i'm scared to death of what is happening. >> reporter: so is ange
had an attendant that would take a passenger's request and then operate the car. the big change was the emergence of a electric elevators. starting in 1880, the electric elevator allowed building dollars to go much higher. we evolved from steam hydraulic elevators to the electric elevators that are not that much different from what we are going to see now at the top of the tower. this is the steam room on the top of the state st. francis. -- on top of the state francis. the equipment you see painted green, that is all the original equipment from 1972. we are just now in the middle of modernizing this equipment. >> why modernize? doesn't the equipment works fine? >> it does, it is of analog and intensive, and there are some additional controls. let me introduce the foreman to you. this is vince. he can do a better job explaining the project details. >> what is happening here, what are you doing? >> we are doing a major modernization. we are tearing out the old system, logic controls, and generator controls, and we will be going over to solid state. this is not your standard selec
the corner. big problems in san francisco with a ripple effect that is starting to reach on 2101 northbound. on the bay bridge toll plaza, the commute is not bad. westbound traffic continues to move smoothly both from the 880 approach and here at the heart of the toll plaza. also, a reminder about an earlier current problem, our san jose hot spot, we still have lanes on the alma offramp shut down because of the sinkhole. it will be close to the morning commute. 7:33 a.m.. here is james fletcher. >> we have and look at typical temperatures that we would normally see for this day in july. as i reveal the next column, these are the tabriz we are expecting to date. we are quite a bit lower on every level, for every city. 15-20 degrees cooler in some cases. a complete look at your forecast coming up a little bit. >> time is 733 a m. a developing story out of gold would, a body was found burning in the middle of the room. jackie sissel is live taking a look at the scene. what are they doing right now? this is an area and rock ridge. a residential area. in this neighborhood is where a body was f
a big gap in the funding. they might try to build a cheaper one. they -- i don't think they are going to be doing repairs. they don't even have the money for a fence. and not to you know -- can't sugar coat this. they said there's still probably more problems to come because the state now is going to start releasing prisoners early to the county. so more of the money has to go to the adult jails and so once again, there is a chance that the kids would -- >> and we just touched on the neighborhood around there and how they are impacted. thank you. >>> living in a dorm room is a rite of passage for most college freshman but san jose state is seeing one of the biggest incoming classes ever. and there isn't enough room to house everyone. as len ramirez reports, some students may be checking into hotels. len. >> reporter: that's right. they may be living in hotels because there's not enough room in some of these dorms that were built here in san jose state in the 1950s. san jose state used to be able to house all of the students who wanted to study and live here. but not anymore. it's the
handle. in the daytime i work for a big law firm of the type that tony probably would not hold in the highest of esteem, but i'm delighted to be here. you know, i think if you talked to most authors, they will tell you that there is something hot-wired into our system that says we need to try to tell a story. there is nothing at all in my background. i am an absolutely accidental writer. there is nothing in my background which suggests i should be writing novels. i grew up in chicago. i write books about san francisco. i studied accounting at the university of illinois. i have been a corporate and securities attorney for 28 years. i've now written seven best-selling novels about murder trials, death penalty cases, and courtroom drama. i have never handled a criminal case in my life. [laughing] so all of you out there who are thinking of writing novels, there is hope. but i did have this feeling a long time ago, probably from the time i was in high school, that at some point i would like to try to write a novel. and i can't explain why. i do know that when i read "presumed innoc
to rush down to the post office before they closed. it makes a big difference. it was an overreaction. i could see if it was a pit bull or rottweiler, of course. but a chihuahua? come on. >> reporter: the postal service says as far as he's concerned if it has teeth, it can bite into the carrier does not feel safe, but mail is not coming. >>> scientists say they have found a drug that helps prevent the spread of aids around heterosexual men. the drug is available in the u.s. for homosexuals and they are developing guidelines for straight men and women to take a drug. >>> coming back, we will update you on our developing story. crews are searching for one person missing in the water. >> and the cool, moist weather could be giving way to a warm- up. >>> you can watch bay area news at 7:00 and all of our newscasts on your computer and mobile devices. we are streaming live online at ktvu.com. go! go! completing an atm deposit in record time... that's a step forward. go! go! with deposit friendly atms, you can make ultra fast, secure deposits with no slips or envelopes. take a step forward and
this morning involving a big rig and a ucsf shuttle bus. that happened around 6:20. good morning, i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. one person was killed and three others injured. the crash happened and octavia and oak. nick? >> reporter: good morning, more than four and a half hours after a klilgs disrupted the early morning commute, pa parts of octavia and oak remain closed. >> to be a pedestrian in this area and driving is dangerous. >> an early morning commute turned deadly in san francisco when this 18-wheeler collided with a sum csf shuttle van. >> there was a passenger that was ejected and landed underneath the vehicle and was fatally injured. >> they were headed north on octavia but it's not clear which driver is at fault. >> there is no indication there was any alcohol involved. >> the driver of the 15 passenger vehicle was one of three injured and taken to area hospitals with complaints of pain but no life-threatening injuries. residents of this neighborhood are frustrated and say accidents here are common. >> i called city hall, the whole neighborhood has called city hal
issues. the ymc has launched big brothers and big sisters. nick cannon has an entire campaign of stop hating. kind of embedded in citiess and communities around california. in terms of digital media, i think that's a very important part. we have a lot of digital lead companies. you have new america media. youth outlook. you've not bay cat and bay vac. each of those are engaged with probationers. so i think that people recognize the value of digital media. we have to connect and explore those job opportunities directing our young people. we are doing that. we are around in digital media work. >> i meant to say bay cat. it's actually a digital media company. we work with the crn and currently trying to pull things together with bay cat. it's a good place in terms of getting our youth in that. >> i would like to engage the private sector to push the limits on the use of technology to keep in touch with our kids. i would love to put a cell phone in the hands of everybody in the probation. and that we would have the kids on hand. they don't make a move without letting everybody know what
francisco, one man is dead after the shuttle bus that he was riding in collided with a big rig. anser hassan reports. >> reporter: traffic is back to normal. but in the morning it wasn't the case at octavia and oak streak. it was closed after a big rig and shuttle bus carrying 15 passengers collided leaving one man dead. this intersection is prone to accidents according to residents but nothing like what they saw this morning. >> this goes on all the time. to be a pedestrian in this area driving is dangerous. >> reporter: or even fatal as was the case this morning. a shuttle bus was carrying employees and possibly patients to san francisco general hospital. it crashed with this big rig carrying cars at octavia and oak street in san francisco's hayes valley. the force was so strong, it causedded a passenger to be ejected. somehow he landed in front of the big rig where he was pinned under the vehicle. the male victim in his 40s was pronounced dead at the scene. >> we do know that the tractor- trailer was going northbound on octavia but we're not sure which direction that the shuttle was going
street is worried about washington. late wednesday moody's one of the big three credit rating agencies warning it might have to lower the rating if lawmakers don't come to an agreement on raising the debt ceiling. in the statement it said the action was prompted by the possibility that the debt limit woil not be raised in time to prevent a missed payment on u.s. bonds with a small but rising risk of ashort-lived default. economists say if the aaa rating is lowered it will throw the financial markets into chaos and the cost of borrowing would go up to everything from morlts to car loans. ben bernanke warned. >> i think the worst outcome if we don't raise the limit, at some point we default on debt and that would create as i said before, a huge financial calamity. >> reporter: sources say the president knew about the moody's warning as he headed into wednesday meeting which all sides describe as tense. republican majority leader eric cantor cited the president as saying i have reached my limit. he left saying i'll see you tomorrow. the two sides couldn't even agree about what happened in
months. it has been tremendous. a big part of it for me is seeing how the scholarship fund has really made a difference for the people in that neighborhood, and for people outside the neighborhood who come into use the facility because of the changes that happened. i would really like you to reconsider the ordinance. supervisor avalos: thank you. next speaker, please. >> i on a business called in these hot dogs. -- called annie's hotdogs. the parks department has been wonderful to work with. because of the contract i have gotten, i have been able to hire 15 new employees and expand my business. we have a total of 26 employees. i work with my son. i think the people that run the parks do a really good job, and the general public, although they have all these concerns, should not be involved in these decisions. that is my personal opinion. i think you hire people to do a job and they should be allowed to do their job. i have been in business in san francisco for 30 years. i started off at the port of san francisco. everybody at the port of san francisco was wonderful to work with. every
jose southbound, big sinkhole. 30 by 30 sinkhole. emergency crews are trying to get it fixed. traffic is getting by in the left lane. they hope to have it fixed by noon. >>> it's 6:15. one landlord is going through drastic measures to crack down on dog poop. a manager of apartments said she is so sick of tenants not cleaning up after pets she is hiring a dna testing service to find the culprits. she has to collect dna samples. they say owners who are caught will have to pay 60 for the cost of tests for future offenses. >> and reporters deal with all kinds of situations out in the field but there are some you can't prepare for. take a look at this reporter on l.a. wildfire on saturday. didn't look up in time. helicopter swooping in, down comes the water atop of her. nobody hurt, crews got the fire under control. a good training for the reporter >> i think the producer ordered that. it's great tv. >> we're on doing a drop. >> let's move on. come on. we all want, and not much drizzle in the forecast as we come up on 6:17. we're looking down from mount tamalpais and notice the sun is up a
a lot of strangers go around the blood, nothing like that, that is a big deal for our street. >> it oakland police boat person jason scott says that investigators hope that the trend of community members coming ford continues as investigators said they have few leads in this case. >> the members of the community are tired of these crimes going on and they want to see something done. we know and i believe they know that we have to work together to been to solve some of these crimes. >> new details tonight into the failure of the state and federal parole system in monterey convicted sexual predator phillip garrido. last night you may remember that we shall the videos that garrido took of young children and of a parole agent. tonight dan kerman looks at some documents that showcased the perot systems mistakes. >> we have been sleeping in there. >> why is this door locked? >> an addition to the video of a parole agent during the garrido home and missing jaycee dugard being captive --being held captive in the backyard and another video of them videotaping children and a play
toog much? >> of course. i don't think it's that big of a deal. when you walk through, you are not looking at your body. it's somebody nellis a different room. they don't see your face. i'm for the technology. >> greg is for the screen shot. >> i'm amazed at the restraint that t.s.a. has in not telling the shots to tmz or whatever. >> did you see when fergie went through? did you see the officers behind her screen shot? >> i would do the same thing. we need to privatize it. >> actually, you do. >> high five on that one. >> privatize what? >> t.s.a. >> security. >> we did that before. that's what happened. >> recent report $8 billion since 9/11 we spent on the scanners. obama's budget for 2011, $8.1 billion. >> but there has not been a plane brought down in the entire period. >> it's not fair to say that the t.s.a. employees want to touch someone's junk. they have been given a tough job. they are for our security. they deserve our support. they also deserve better leadership. >> they were patting down two 6-year-olds. >> i'm just saying it's. >> they're scared. >> no one get
. >>> for the second time in less than a week a man died while vacationing in hawaii. paul tam-mai died on the big island. he was rockclimbing when a wave knocked him into the ocean. araphicue crew found his body. on saturday david pots died when a wave washed him up on maui. he fell 20 feet into a hole. he ignored signs warning people to stay back. >>> in san francisco today funeral services held for the one passenger who was confirmed dead. ktvu's patty lee tells us what a survivor told the victim's family. >> reporter: leslie yee's life was remembered here in the city where he grew up and developed his passion for fishing. >> family and friends honored leslie yee whose body washed up on an island. the family encouraged thime join his friends on the fishing trip. >> he was a work ahaulic and we said this is a trip of a life time. >> reporter: there are no regrets. he died. >> doing what he loved. and at least they have closure. there are acceptable men still missing and yesterday the coast guard called off the search. >> like having a loved one on life support and pulling the plug. >> reporter:
of how big they expect the protests to be? >> reporter: we're not sure. actually they were telling us there was a vigil last night which had low turnout and the csu protest they weren't as big as anticipated. but the cops will not take any risks and setting up barricades -- just over my shoulder here, so far no indication of any student protestors but they are not expected until 8 a.m. >> all right. definitely a heated issue. anser hassan live in san francisco, thank you. >>> a little early for students at 6:00 in the morning if i remember correctly. >> christy, i have been wearing my winter coat lately. -- kristy, i have been wearing my winter coat lately. what's up with that! >> people want to wear summer clothes. there is hope in sight and sunshine in store already seen in our shot from mount vaca. clearer skies than yesterday at least inland. the clouds not going as far inland but significant temperature difference between yesterday and today as we look at some of the differences. we are ranging between minus 8 and minus 14 degrees compared to where we should be for this time yea
food chains are offering healthier options. the simple changes thad could make a big difference. >> reporter: it is a step in the right direction. parents can choose kids males with french fries or fresh sliced apple. we found some surprises. >> reporter: children eat a third of meals out. to a childhood obesey epidemic. burger king, chili's, ihop and friendly's and 17 other restaurants are offering healthier deals. the restaurants are responding to pressure. and now pledge at least one low sodium, low fat, lower sugar meal for children. 600-calories or less and less than 35% from fat. >> it's the beginning. >> she says better would be only healthy kids meals. >> parents will ask if they would like to substitute and have more frenchifies or more sodas. >> reporter: one of the 18. it says its chefs cook up choices to meet the new guidelines. >> me did an a analysis and figured out a number of our foods are perfect for the kids' daily meal. >> reporter: a salad, and curry chicken with yam pizza. assuming you can convince your kids to choose those. >> children will select high foot
president the number doubled again. he raised taxes and left office with a budget surplus almost as big as the debt that he inherited. george w. bush took that tax cut again it was a whopping half a million dollar debt. now the number was seven times higher under president clinton. there is new pressure from wall street now, today moodys investors service branch to downgrade the countries it rating. they say they will review the aaa bond rating because the white house and congress are running out of time to raise the nation's 14 trillion dollar borrowing limit. >> a look at our or extended forecast, a warmup into next week i will have details coming up in the next few minutes. >> taking a live look outside this afternoon from our roof camera over downtown san to destroy very different picture than what we saw yesterday starting to see a little sunshine this afternoon, the fog will return, we will see drizzle especially close to the coastline. pettifog will stick with us in the later afternoon hours temperatures will cool a little more. the winds will be just as breezy this afternoon t
help, and what a big help he has been. we also found out that he plays a big pingpong himself, so we look forward to seeing that. mayor lee, the show is all yours. [applause] mayor lee: thank you, everyone. welcome to city hall, and welcome to our celebration of the 40th anniversary of ping- pong diplomacy. i also want to welcome supervisor eric mar. thank you for being here. i know he has a wealth of chinese residents and residents in the whole district that want to play ping-pong this year. i want to welcome everyone here. our counsel general in china, the head of the table tennis association in china. thank you very much for being here. the wonderful guest from our bay area sports organizing committee and the united states table tennis association. thank you for being here as well. 40 years ago, i was studying really hard in college. i was actually studying about china and wondering where my parents came from and what they were doing in those years and what caused them to come to america and give birth to six kids and start us on our journeys in our own education. now, 40 years la
. sunday's game will be shown on a big screen tv at san francisco's civic center plaza. agreed big crowd was there to cheer for the team. >> i love it and it's really exciting to be out. >> sunday's viewing party is free and could it be. will we have a brandi moment. that would be awesome. >> that was the highest rated women's soccer rating ever. we'll see what happens on sunday possibly the biggest ever. >>> look at you, full of facts and knowledge. >> i need that nor mike nicco. mr. moon shine we call him. >> it's like watching the women play more. it seems like more pure soccer. that is my opinion. give my opinion on the weather forecast. did he really say that? [ laughter ] >> i just can't stand it when the guys stand up and try to run again. can't stand it. >> clouds are not as plef lent the cold front change the air mass. but it is breezy. look at the winds out of the west gusting around 23 miles an hour. 15 at oakland, 18 at hayward. 26 at concord and southwest wind. 15 at fairfield. if you are driving in sacramento nice tail wind. the temperatures are in the low to upper 50s, 50
of this big rig escaped unharmed after the truck overturned to southbound u.s. 101. the truck carrying several crushed vehicles being recycled for scrap. the patrol kept the ramp closed until after 3:00. and this dirt spill delayed driver as long northbound 101 through redwood city today around 11:30 this morning between woodside road and whipple avenue. the chp tells us a dump truck lost the load while driving along the freeway. the back up stretches for 90 minutes. >> and los angeles is bracing for a traffic nightmare this weekend that many are calling carmeggedon. the 405 is shutting down for construction. jet blue offering $4 flights. the airline offering flights between long beach and burbank airports for $4 each way. they're going to operate morning and evening, that price includes taxes and fees. way to make hay out of a problem there. >> and if you have ever noticed charges on your phone bill for services you never ordered, you're not alone. >> and there is michael finney with more. >> we've been investigating for about 20 years now. they got better and... now, it's worse. it's called
this morning involving a big rig and a ucsf shuttle bus. that happened around 6:20. good morning i'm kristen sze. >> and i'm cheryl jennings. one person was killed and three others injured. the crash happened and octavia and oak. nick? >> reporter: good morning more than four and a half hours after a klilgs disrupted the early morning commute pa parts of octavia and oak remain closed. >> to be a pedestrian in this area and driving is dangerous. >> an early morning commute turned deadly in san francisco when this 18-wheeler collided with a sum csf shuttle van. >> there was a passenger that was ejected and landed underneath the vehicle and was fatally injured. >> they were headed north on octavia but it's not clear which driver is at fault. >> there is no indication there was any alcohol involved. >> the driver of the 15 passenger vehicle was one of three injured and taken to area hospitals with complaints of pain but no life-threatening injuries. residents of this neighborhood are frustrated and say accidents here are common. >> i called city hall the whole neighborhood has called city hall a
southbound off rapid for some lane closure it will not have made big ambac >>> breaking news story out of oakland. jackie sissel is live at the scene. >> you can see all the police activity out here they have this year. shut down the got a call from the fire department that there was an incident out here. ed was a burning body in the street homicide investigators have been called to the scene police are not saying much. as soon as the information officer arrives we will get more details. >> the parents of bryan stowe had been made as creditors in the dodgers' bankruptcy case. the family sued of the dodgers when their son was beaten outside the stadium. now list goes are listed on the creditors of list. the family said they continued to get e- mail's and support from the committee. >> california state is going to raise their tuition the border regions scheduled to raise the tuition 9.6% they already had an 8% increase. >> this goes on talk that we are talking possibly $1,800 they are bracing for some protesters bearin. they are thinking the protesters or will be here even though it is t
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a wave knocked him down and swept him out to sea. the 22-year-old from sunny vail was on the big island in the hawaiian park paradise subdivision when he was knocked into the ocean and carried some 100 yards. george kiriyama is live where he's being remembered tonight. george? >> reporter: jessica, his family is in hawaii right now, so we talked with his friends. they say he was looking forward to his hawaii trip and can't believe he's gone. climbing on a rocky cliff on the eastern side of the big island was something paul loved to do. >> he loved adventure. he loved to just have the wind blow in his hair and just be out there exploring everything and enjoying life. that's what paul did. >> reporter: police say he was climbing with his friends on the cliff and a big wave knocked him into the ocean. he was swept about 100 yards where rescue crews found him face down. a neighbor who lives next door to the family in sunnyvale says he was like her own son. >> my heart just sank. i'm sorry. he was the best kid. >> reporter: rescue crews performed cpr but he later died at a hospital. his best
. a few friends hiking in the headlands told us they saw a big wave knock the group into the water >> the wave was huge and knocked them right over. we saw them flip and everything >> we got down there and two girls were sliding around. we were able to save one of them. the other one floated to the other side. >> reporter: a park ranger said by time the coast guard arrived at the scene, two women and a man were in shallow water. a second man who tried to help them became stranded himself. two friends were transported by ambulance to marine general >> were they able to say anything to you? >> no, there is nothing i could say. she was not in speaking condition. she was too busy coughing up water and blood. she looked pretty hurt. >> reporter: the good samaritan, woe was also rescued. did not need to go to the hospital >> the most important thing to remember about tennessee valley and the beach, it's not a swimmable beach. it's not a beach we ever recommend people use to swim in. it's very cold. there are very strong currents here and waves are unpredictable. >> reporter: i just sp
't like all this big commotion about him. he was a humble guy. well, respected within all his family and friends and really cared for them. he was passionate about many things, fishing being one of them, of course. >> he was with a group of friends from northern california when the fishing boat they chartered cap sized in a cudden storm in the sea -- in a sudden storm in the sea of cortez a week ago last saturday. 36 people aboard made it to shore safely but 7 others are still missing. >>> and many family members of the missing men from the ill fated ship attended the service. for them the last ten days have been agony. the not knowing deeply painful as is the decision to call off the search and now the refusal by the department of defense to get involved. i sat down this afternoon with the oldest son of one of those missing men. >> always there to support you and tell you things that were right and wrong. >> michael has many fond memories of his father gene, many involved fishing. something his father dearly loved. >> always lived life to the fullest. always loved fishing. >> did he
of differences. >>> a san francisco doctor killed and three others injured when a big rig collided with a shuttle bus today. it happened on a busy intersection of octavia boulevard and oak street. the shuttle was traveling east on oak with a dozen workers heading to san francisco general hospital. a 52-year-old dr. kevin mack died after being ejected from the shuttle. he was a psychiatrist and taught at the medical school. investigators say the shuttle did not have seat belts, something supervisor says needs to change. >> on all of the shuttles should seat belts be part of the transit experience? i sthai this particular incident helps spotlight that strong consideration. >> it's still not clear which driver was at fault. neither drug nor alcohol use is expected. >> police are trying to fid id fi the body of a woman fund burning on a street in an upscale oakland neighborhood. neighbors reported something burning around 4:30 this morning. firefighters determined it was a body and called police. investigators believe the body was dumped there, then set on fire. a $10,000 reward is being offered by c
probably won't have liked this big commotion about him. but he was a humble guy. well respected within the family and friends. and really cared for them. he was passionate about many things. fishing being one of them. >>y was with a group of friends when the fishing boat they chartered sank in a sudden storm in the sea of yortz a week ago sunday. 36 fishermen and crew were rescued or made it safely to the shore. seven others are still missing. >> and many family members of the missing men from that i will-fated ship attended the service. for them, last 10 days have beening aony. not knowing is deeply painful. as is the decision to call off the search and now, refusal by the department of defense to get involved. i sat down with the oldest son of one of the missing men. >> i mean, was always there to support you and to -- things from right and wrong. >> michael has many fond memories of his father, gene. many involve fishing. something his father dearly loved. >> live life to the fullest. always loved fishing and... he liked to laugh. he had a contagious smile. anyone could tell you tha
, i'm sure his heart is as big as mine in terms of what this means to the residents of san francisco, so i want to introduce the mayor to everyone. [applause] >> thank you very much. i want to also continue the very important attribute that we have for eloise westbrook. when i was just a young workers never trying to cause trouble in the city on behalf of low-income residents, i have already heard of ms. westbrook. she was already helping lead the effort to improve housing conditions for all of our public housing tenants. my today, it is just really appropriate to make sure that our city honors mr. westbrook, her family, who is here today, i know. thank you very much for being here. this is very appropriate that this new project be in the name and westbrook loss of the another great place for people to understand and know about the history of the city. i am so happy to be part of this great city when it names and after people in the community who have done great work. i recognize that, and i know doris, our supervisor, was there as well. she recognizes that. thank you very much for b
is enjoying tv shows in his hospital room. >>> caltrans crews working to fix a big sinkhole on highwayy in san jose. it's on the south side of the freeway. the southbound sides of the freeway near west virginia street. it's a 30-foot gap under the median. the highway patrol closed one lane of the highway next to the median, and the alma avenue onramp. caltrans is estimating the repairs will take all day. agency officials say the sinkhole was probably caused by traffic vibrations and large trucks carrying heavy loads. >>> the bitter back and forth continued today between democrats and republicans over the debt limit. sniped at each other this morning, congressional leaders scheduled to meet with the white house once again today to try to work out a deal. president obama has said he wants an agreement at the end of the week declaring enough is enough. in the meantime, federal reserve chairman ben bernanke warned congress again today that a default on the nation's debt would be calamitous. >>> a scare late this morning in the south bay because of this accident and something the vehicle hit. the l
. that flexibility is called the flow -- float in our charter, and that is a big distinction with the alternative proposal that is still being marketed by mr. adachi. it is important for you to know that. that distinction called vested rights. many cities across the country -- when they have not considered the employees' pension has a vested right, they get into legal trouble very quickly. that is why you see litigation around the country sponsored by employee groups who have never been consulted with, being demanded that they pay more into the pension, but there is no consideration of their vested rights. that concept is embedded in our measure were in good and bad times, we share, so they get something out of this reform. because they get something out of it, they are vested in it. the unions continue to view, as i do, that the alternative proposal being sponsored by mr. adachi does not consider vested rights and therefore will be litigated. in that litigation, there is a great chance in my opinion that the proposal will lose. i am not the city attorney, but if you ask the city attorney, as we
to my colleagues. i have a great deal of respect for my colleagues, i do think it is a big mistake. i think how we address our homeless population and the services that we provide has been a problem for san francisco for a long time. care not cash has been a success by most objective measures. and i think to risk dismantling that would be a huge mistake here. i appreciate my colleagues and respect them but think it is a move in the wrong direction. the real intrigue is whether or not there is enough political pressure taken off the bat. >> and i just wanted to state that i do appreciate everyone's engagement on this issue. it wasn't the intent of our was to dismantle care not cash. we also see the success of this program. the big question is the equity amongst our homeless individuals and how we give the preferences. but we do appreciate it. at the time we will open it up for public comment. i have cards in front of me. we give two minutes. i will call the first 10 speakers. and then if you can please line it up closely to that order. >> if there r individuals that have the same time
the deal. afternoon. the state highway patrol says the big rig overturned on a highway connector ra just after >>> a big rig crashed in san mateo this afternoon. the state highway patrol says the big rig carrying crushed cars overturned on a highway corrector ramp from 92 to 101 just after noon. some smashed recycled vehicles spilled on the road. the ramp was closed for more than 3 hours. no serious injuries were reported. >>> they say their neighborhood was being held hostage. mail service stopped for a week all because of a dog. ann notarangelo is in vallejo, where the situation escalated into a much bigger issue. ann? >> reporter: elizabeth, neighbors had to come to this post office to pick up their mail since it wasn't being delivered. they are not happy about that and really mad about the reason why. >> it pissed me off. >> we shouldn't all be reprimanded for one house. >> reporter: friday neighbors on the 500 block got this letter telling them mail service was stopped because of a dog. now, the post office and the dog's owner dispute what happened but agree had do with a chihauhau
swept away by waves in hawaii. he was climbing on a rocky cliff on the big island when a wave knocked him into the ocean. his body was found about a hundred yards out at sea. less than 24 hours earlier david pots of san francisco died when a wave washed him into a blow hole like this one on maui. he apparently ignored signs warning people to stay back and away from that area. witnesses say he was dancing around the blow hole shortly before he fell in. >>> family and friends said goodbye to a local man who died when a charter fishing boat sank in the sea of cortez. 63-year-old leslie ye is the only confirmed death from the 4th of july weekend tragedy. several aboard the ship are missing. ye worked as a delivery truck driver for the san francisco chronicle. his family convinced him to take a fishing trip with his group of friends. some attended ye's memorial today. >> every one of the survivors it could have been any one of the services. if you understand how fast this event happened and with no notifi
is big enough to do some major traffic damage in the area. in other words this is going to be bad thing for the morning commute. again, on the gut lou piniella parkway near the virginia exit there. so we have a crew on the way. right now it's very light because it's early and we don't have a lot of slow traffic but this will become a problem. we don't know exactly how bad it is but our crew is on the way and should be there in just a few moments and we'll let you know. we'll have live pictures as soon as they get there. 4:31 back to the desk. >>> three teenagers are in the hospital this morning following their terrifying ordeal on a secluded marin county beach. they were swept out into the frigid choppy waters off tennessee valley beach yesterday evening. the u.s. coast guard, the california highway patrol, federal park rangers and life guards all raced to the scene, but some good samaritans hiking in the headlands were the first to take action. they immediately came to the rescue after spotting a huge wave knock the two girls and boy into the water. >> we got down there and then the tw
youth-oriented. i think you could have a big input to make sure that what we are doing will be there for you to raise families as well. i want to congratulate all the nominees tonight. all of you who have been participating in this competition for the fellowship have been doing great work. i have been reading through some of the accomplishments that you are a part of. i got to meet some of you, luckily, last month when you participated in youth advocacy day, but you also followed up -- some of you were at the old school cafe with what house representatives about what the youths were looking at in terms of their future, participation in the city. here in city hall, we are serious about having programs that not only help you out, but to make sure you get the support you need to be successful. we want you and need you to be successful. without that, we are literally a soulless city. whether it is being able to traverse on a good muni system, having a good education system, or being able to work in a company like twitter. i am working with two great supervisors and we are w
amendment? look how i am pretending not to read that off the page. >> i also like the big print. >> well, scalia says it was polygamy, gay marriage and it will lead to all of these weird things. it came as a big fight to my sheep. i don't know. first of all, they are not really married, right? >> no. i think they are rubbing their -- by getting a tv show, they are rubbing -- >> that's the problem. you can't be surprised if they come after you if you have a tv show and basically -- i do have one thought that they should marry those people who put their kid in the space ship. >> emily, you probably support these unions, don't you? you support everything. >> pretty much, yes. i think the state should get out of our business. the government should be smaller. >> the most obvious flip-flop ever. that was fantastic. >> i really think the government should not be in the business of dictating what people do behind closed doors. mormanism is into other weird stuff which is why romney will never be president. >> we can cut that out. >> do not cut my mitt romney critique. i will keep saying mitt ro
in the big gallery. >> i noticed a lot of artists doing really site-specific work. >> this is a pile of balloons, something that is so familiar, like a child's balloon. in this proportion, suddenly, it becomes something out of a dream. >> or a nightmare. >> may be a nightmare. >> this one over here is even harder to figure out what the initial material is. >> this is made out of puffy paint. often, kids use it to decorate their clothes. she has made all these lines of paint. >> for the pieces we are looking at, is there a core of foam or something in the middle of these pieces that she built on top of? >> i'm not telling. >> ah, a secret. >> this silver is aluminum foil, crumbled of aluminum foil. her aesthetic is very much that quiet, japanese spatial thing that i really admire. their attention to the materiality of the things of the world. >> this is a nice juxtaposition you have going on right now. you have a more established artists alongside and emerging artists. is that something important to you as well? >> very important in this space, to have artists who really have not show
at denny's. america's diner is always open. of a subway® bbq pulled pork sub. brace yourself for the big, bold taste tender, succulent slow-cooked pork with sweet and smoky barbecue sauce, all on freshly baked bread. subway. eat fresh®. >>> a frustrated president obama reportedly walked out of a white house meeting with leaders tonight on raising the debt ceiling. the president said, quote, enough is enough. we have to be willing to compromise. ittient be about politics and i will see you tomorrow. >>> new evidence as a deadline for dealing with the debt ceiling draws closer republicans and democrats are getting farther apart. >> reporter: the head hof house finance committee talking to the head of the federal reserve bank. he said america's inability to pay its foreign creditors -- shock waves. sky high interest rates. putting college educations beyond the reach of millions of americans. >> like if you had a car and you took all of the oil out, that's the equivalent of the financial system. >> reporter: the predictions failed to to sway republicans like michele bachmann. >> people acro
neighborhood menace. how a small chihauhau is causing big trouble on one bay area block. ,, 3q when water doesn't dry, it can leave spots and film. finish jet dry rinse agent removes residue and actively dries dishes, for a brilliant shine straight from the dishwasher. finish jet dry rinse agent. finish. the diamond standard. for drivers to panic... even >>> good morning. live pictures, they shut down the alma on-ramp. a sinkhole was first reported as 30 by 30. you see the raised concrete, not quite as big but again, it's enough of a problem for them to shut down the off-ramp for alma and parts of the parkway. back to you. >> the dmv says there is no reason for drivers to panic even though car registration notices are being mailed out late. people have been lining up at dmv offices more than a little miffed believing they have less time to pay fees and get smog checks but the dmv is giving people an extra 30 days to fix it. the reason for the day, the dmv had to wait for the budget situation to clear up before it knew much to charge people. they are giving people a 60-day grace period. >>> mail
on the country's mounting debt crisis at a time when she is surging in the polls ahead one of the big favorites sarah palin. jonathan karl is in washington and has more on all this. good morning, jon. >> reporter: good morning, robin. there is no presidential candidate with more momentum right now than michele bachmann. ♪ my home in -- >> reporter: no republican presidential candidate has taken a harder line on the debt ceiling showdown than michele bachmann. >> we were all shocked and appalled that president obamama dangled out in front of the cameras that senior citizens may not get their checks. that's a very dangerous statement to make. we don't believe -- excuse me. excuse me. we don't believe that for a moment. >> reporter: tough talk from bachmann is nothing new but she now speaks with new-found authority as a top tier contender for the republican presidential nomination. a new national poll puts bachmann firmly in second place as the leading challenger to front-runner mitt romney. and in key first caucus state iowa, three separate polls over the past week put
time, sorry just one more. >> okay. all right. peer pressure. >> my name is rudy corpus. give a big shout out. i think one good solution is to focus more on elementary school kids. educate them in a way they can comprehend. if they can recite a whole e-40. you know a first grader came to school with a gun. focus on the elementary school kids. that's a solution. thank you. and rudy corp >> i have 15 job openings for kids in foster homes. we currently serve 120 kids. we have the seneca center where we are building a family resource center so the parents who go to san francisco unified school district can come get food, clothing and all of those. please, i have information on the back. take some, hand it out. call me. >> okay. now we're going to have to break for lunch. we do have lunch that we provided right outside. we have delicious sandwiches. this is an opportunity for us to talk. once again. please fill out your form. if you have ideas. these will be incorporated by larry roberts. we are going to come back. we have youth performances. be back here. we are going to celebrate jo
appropriate. >> the other big shock is that the moderates seem to have won this round. people thought, progressives have themselves on the board. there is no reason that they will not get together and take a noted leader who is a progressive to be interim mayor, and then stayed there for another term. the great thing about being in term mayor is to get to run as an incumbent. the fact that the progressives could not get together to get somebody into office as interim mayor in their own self-interest was very surprising for a lot of us. >> what happened in the last month in city hall was an incredible show of democracy that was part policy, part politics, and it all came together, and more than anything -- not just from a reporter's perspective, often was this? but there was a public interest as well on what was going on in san francisco government. we take it for granted a law that there is a city government here. this was something that brought people together. you heard people talking about it at the cafes, park playground, people who do not always pay attention. in that $0.10, it w
are not being left vacant. the majority tends to be the providence church in the bayview. we only have the big three shelters in the south, the sanctuary, and the next door. does represent a hundred and 67 beds, the vast majority of the total in the system, 345 are for care not cash. if you look at the vent their reserve, 89% reserved are being filled by those very clients. about 11%, roughly 40 beds are vacant. so what we do is of three -- we release those beds. and allowing the general homeless population to access them. the concerns are being raised that these are not being accessed. when we look at the vacant numbers, and i get a vacancy report every morning. last two nights, on july 12, there were seven vacant beds among the hundred and 67, 0.8%. last night, there were five. the idea is that the reserve and beds go empty and cannot cash is the cause of that is not supported by the data that we're looking at. there is a population out there who are not eligible, and the population gets squeezed out of the system. they do tend to be veterans and singers. they have other benefits that are av
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